Bring your lunch and learn! These seasonally recurring events bring highly-qualified speakers to the library to share about varied topics of cultural, historical, or scientific interest. These free programs are presented by the University of Nebraska at Kearney's History Department and the Nebraska State Historical Society at the Kearney Public Library.
Thinking Like a Weed: The Rise of Weed Science and Aerial Spraying in Great Plains Agriculture, 1945-1985
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
South Platte Room at Kearney Public Library
Presented by David Vail
UNK History professor, David Vail, will discuss environmental and agricultural histories of pests and health in the Great Plains. He will explore how a distinctly regional view of agricultural health evolved in the grasslands after World War II. Vail specializes in agricultural history, environmental history, history of science and technology, and public history. He is the author of Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America's Grasslands since 1945.